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Places of Work, powered by Pecha Kucha
June 17, 2015 6:00 pm
June 17, 2015 8:30 pm
Free, booking required
June 9, 2015
1st floor, The Driver
2-4 Wharfdale Road, King’s Cross, London , N1 9RY, United Kingdom

Supporting the London Festival of Architecture’s 2015 theme ‘Work in Progress’, the Greater London Authority and New London Architecture host this quick-fire series of Pecha Kucha presentations on open workspaces in London. The event will hear from workspace providers, developers and local authorities on the sorts of spaces that are being created around London to support the small business sector, and help provide introductions to developers and workspace providers.

The GLA and the Open Workspace Providers’ Group have been exploring ways of supporting and growing Places of Work following research into incubators, accelerators, co-working, artist workspaces and maker spaces. Workspace providers and operators can play an important role in new housing-led mixed-use developments by ensuring non-residential space is occupied and well used. They are in a position to take on non-residential space and manage it as workspace for small businesses, start-ups, and individuals. Well-managed workspace can add value to a development.

PechaKucha was devised in Tokyo in 2003 by the English architect Mark Dytham and has turned into a massive global celebration of design, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.


Sara Turnbull, Chief Executive, Bootstrap and OWPG
Leo Wood, Director, Winkley Street
Oliver Marlow, Creative Director, TILT
Paul Augarde, Head of Creativity & Innovation, Poplar HARCA
Jake Brodetsky, Assistant Director Delivery, Peabody
Dr Tarek Virani, Researcher, Creativeworks London, Queen Mary

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Dr Tarek Virani is the Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for the Place Work Knowledge Strand at Creativeworks London.

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.